Assistant Professor in Communication Studies at Illinois State University
375Communication And Leadership
Communicative Constitution of Organizing
Informal Collective Organizing
Smith, W. R., Treem, J. W., & Barbour, J. (2021). Whistleblowing as a means of (re)constituting an organization. In P. J. Svenkerud, J. Sørnes & L. Browning (Eds.), Whistleblowing, Communication and Consequences: Lessons from The Norwegian National Lottery. (pp. 214-228). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367822033
Smith, W. R. (in press) On relationality and organizationality: Degrees of durability, materiality, and communicatively constituting a fluid social collective. Organization Studies.
Smith, W. R., Robertson, B. W., Stephens, K. K, & Murthy, D. (2021) A different type of disaster response volunteer: Looking behind the scenes to reveal coordinating actions of disaster knowledge workers. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 29, 116-130. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-5973.12352
Smith, W. R. (2020) A post-COVID-19 lifestyle sport research agenda: Communication, risk, and organizational challenges. International Journal of Sport Communication, 13, 352-360. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsc.2020-0215
Harrison, M. A., Smith, W. R., Greenwell, M. R., & Stephens, K. K. (2018). Frontline employees in the health clinic: Impression management multiplexing when performing in-the-round. Communication Monographs, 85, 309-330. doi: 10.1080/03637751.2018.1429638
Smith, W. R. & Treem, J. W. (2017). Striving to be king of mobile mountains: Communication and organizing through digital fitness technology. Communication Studies, 68, 135-151. doi: 10.1080/10510974.2016.1269818
Smith, W. R. (2017) [online first published in 2015]. Communication, sportsmanship, and negotiating ethical conduct on the digital playing field. Communication and Sport, 5, 160-165. doi:10.1177/2167479515600199
Smith, W. R., Treem, J. W., & Love, B. (online first, Nov 2020) When failure is the only option: How communicative framing resources organizational innovation. International Journal of Business Communication
Smith, W. R. (Nov, 2021). “We like the stock!”: Organizing without organizing through r/WallStreetBets. National Communication Association Conference, Seattle, WA.
Smith, W. R. (Nov, 2019). Communication for organizational survival: Balancing (dis)organizing tensions through communicative practice. National Communication Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.